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Introduction to Dr. Joseph's Fingerspelling Book

Fingerspelling

This enchanting book is beautifully illustrated with captivating creatures who offer first-time spellers a fun, tactile experience as they learn to spell.

A parent/teacher guide is included along with practice words, the alphabet, and numbers 1-10.

Children get a joyful introduction to spelling words that engages them both physically and mentally.

Introduction to Dr. Joseph's Fingerspelling Book

Fingerspelling

This enchanting book is beautifully illustrated with captivating creatures who offer first-time spellers a fun, tactile experience as they learn to spell.

A parent/teacher guide is included along with practice words, the alphabet, and numbers 1-10.

Children get a joyful introduction to spelling words that engages them both physically and mentally.

Introduction to Dr. Joseph's Fingerspelling Book

Fingerspelling

This enchanting book is beautifully illustrated with captivating creatures who offer first-time spellers a fun, tactile experience as they learn to spell.

A parent/teacher guide is included along with practice words, the alphabet, and numbers 1-10.

Children get a joyful introduction to spelling words that engages them both physically and mentally.

Captivating Full-Page Illustrations!

The idea behind Dr. Joseph’s Fingerspelling Book came from my desire to make young children’s first encounter with spelling a fun experience.

The artist Anita Boyle’s imaginative illustrations and captivating characters are the perfect attraction for first-time readers to become engaged in a playful spelling experience.

The words being spelled by the characters Quazar and Pulzar in the rhymes contain all of the letters of the alphabet. This way, children have a chance to learn and practice each letter as it appears in the words.

The kinesthetic aspect of fingerspelling helps reinforce learning and provides another way to present spelling to students who might benefit from alternative learning styles. Many of the words listed in the book’s practice exercises are those that school districts have identified as competency words for first and second graders.

The book will help young spellers find joy in their first attempts to spell, and the book’s visual impact will keep children coming back to it again and again.

Benefits of Fingerspelling at Home

“The day I brought home the Fingerspelling book for my 3 year old boy, he immediately wanted to read it with me. Although he tried to do some of the signs, he was much more interested in reading the book and asking me to show him the way to do the signs. The beautiful illustrations make it fun and easy, even if they don’t have the dexterity to spell out words yet. I started with some early signs when he was an infant, but I wish I had found these books sooner!! Thank you.”

Nicole Robillard, Bellingham, WA

Benefits of Fingerspelling in the Classroom

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Veteran Kindergarten Teachers

"This book has reinforced for me the importance of including sign language in my classroom. Sign language provides another way for kids to connect with symbols as words and emerging readers need lots of different ways to experience language. You can see their brains working as they focus on making particular letters with their hands and their delight when they get it! This is good stuff and I will use it in my teaching from here on out."

Abby Franklin - Founder & Teacher, Loving Space Kindergarten

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“Adding the tactile element helps… especially with words like “the” that make no sense. All my 5 and 6-year-olds need to be active and this activity combines learning with that needed activity. I will sign the words fast and slow. The children love to see me do it fast and then will sign it with me slowly. It’s another way to hook that information into their brains. The information at the end is especially a great resource for someone who has no experience with fingespelling.”

Helena, Kindergarten Teacher

Alphabet and Number Banners

and 5-Book Classroom Package

Special Kindergarten Classroom Package
for PTA and PTO

Alphabet Banner
Full color 1 ft. x 20 ft. 13 oz. Premium Scrim Matte Vinyl, w/grommets/2ft. Hemmed 4 Sides

Number 1-10 Banner
Full color 1 ft. x 8 ft. 13 oz. Premium Scrim Matte Vinyl w/grommets/2ft. Hemmed 4 Sides

 Plus 5 Fingerspelling Books in durable card stock

Special Kindergarten Classroom Package for PTA and PTO

Alphabet Banner Full color 1 ft. x 20 ft. 13 oz. Premium Scrim Matte Vinyl, w/grommets/2ft. Hemmed 4 Sides

Number 1-10 Banner Full color 1 ft. x 8 ft. 13 oz. Premium Scrim Matte Vinyl w/grommets/2ft. Hemmed 4 Sides

 Plus 5 Fingerspelling Books in durable card stock

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